Barro Colorado Island, Panama Province

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  • Great all-day trip to view wildlife and Smithsonian research facility. Boat leaves exactly on time at 715am, so be sure to be on time. We went with a group of ten. Need to book in advance. Facility...  more »
  • Our trip was excellent. We saw 2 kinds of monkeys, a crocodile, toucans and many other animals on a day hike led by a kind knowledgeable and patient guide (Luisa) A 20 minute boat ride, coffee and...  more »
  • A lonely place, in an area which few are interested in.
  • This island is what remains of a mountain that stood before the Chagras river was dammed. Now home to a Smithsonian research station, it is lush with wildlife. Many species of birds, butterflies, monkeys, dragonflies, and more can be seen from the water. There are crocodiles, so swimming is not encouraged. If you have the opportunity to stop while transiting the Panama Canal, you won’t be disappointed.

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